Photoacoustic Stimulation with Single-Neuron Precision Developed by a BU Team

October 3rd, 2021

Linli Shi, et. al.'s paper “Non-genetic Photoacoustic Stimulation of Single Neurons” is published in Light: Science & Applications. This work demonstrated photoacoustic stimulation with single-neuron precision using a tapered fiber optoacoustic emitter (TFOE). The TFOE allows selective activation of single neurons or smaller cellular structures and provides a sub-microsecond temporal resolution. Many new research opportunities will be opened up by the new capabilities offered by TFOE.  [News link] [Paper link]